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“I have been fighting fires since 1972. There's been nothing like this before. We've lost nearly three times as many homes in New South Wales as the worst previous year in 2013 and we're not even really into summer.” Greg Mullin #TheDrum
“It's the most disgusting, catastrophic fire I've ever been involved with. When you're stopped in the shopping centre by a couple that has lost everything, you soon find out you need to cry on their shoulder as much as they do on yours.” David West #TheDrum #bushfiresNSW
“Unfortunately, I am one of 680-odd people and families that everything has changed a lot for. We're just processing what's happened at the moment. That's all that you can do.” Kim McDonald lost her home in fires #bushfiresNSW #TheDrum
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Hey @bairdjulia #thedrum how about a series of shows specifically on LNP's perverse Compassionate Conservatism= #WarOnThePoor ??

Every week there's more reports of the carnage their #ClassWarFare imposes on ppl receiving a Centrelink Payment. The latest=…
If the best welfare is a job, why isn't anyone acknowledging the job deficit? Unemployment=higher than 715,000 @roymorganonline estimates 1.3Mil vs (less than 200,000 jobs),
Meanwhile unemployment keeps rising. With a recession looming=more unemployed @bairdjulia #thedrum
LNP's #ClassWarFare According to SMH data shows 2030 people have died after receiving a robodebt letter. 663 were considered "vulnerable" =serious mental illness, intellectual disabilities, homeless, escaping DV.
ROBODEBT: @billshortenmp @gordonlegal_au…
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THREAD: Am increasingly concerned about the unwillingness of many on this platform to listen to any divergent views. Hate is poured on those whom they disagree with. Contempt on those who speak to, publish or broadcast commentators or experts with different conclusions. 1/2
My as a journalist jobs have included oped editor (SMH), Ideas Editor (Newsweek), columnist (NYT, SMH, Newsweek etc), and panel moderator/ presenter. In each job I have sought to air different views, various opinions, especially those that make my blood boil, or brain hurt...
I LOVE hearing different opinions. Crowd thought makes my professional skin itch. Bold thinkers are rare. We so rarely challenge our own thinking; silos abound and it makes for boring debate. The way to change ideas is to openly wrestle with stale, dangerous or incorrect ones.
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Huh? I deliberately did NOT Retweet the @AngusTaylorMP allegation thread because the allegations were unsourced. What’s going on, Angus?
2. Here’s the full letter from @AngusTaylorMP lawyers sent to @NoFibs which falsely claimed I tweeted a thread on allegations against him.
3. Wondering if a lawyer Tweep would agree to act for me pro bono to sort out this mess? I believe I did not Tweet or RT the thread in question.
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Yeah all those evil women dictators that murdered people, started wars and enslaved populations like um...I want to say Thatcher but I’m not sure that’s 100% correct...
But seriously; what a stupid, obviously untrue, easily disproved thing to say.
So let’s thread
#TheDrum #Auspol
Firstly to prove my sarcastic point here’s googles top result for “worst dictators in modern history.”
You’ll note there’s not a woman in the bunch.…
Secondly the top result for ”worst serial killers in modern history” take you here: Again it’s a dude fest…
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1/ I'm thinking out loud here

Yesterday @JoshFrydenberg releases ridiculous Morrison-hostage-style video

Today, he & @SenatorCash release a joint statement & Joshie does serious media on 2GB/Sky/ABC radio+tv/Courier Mail/6PR about $2 BILLION (there's that word again!)
2/ investment in & establishment of a ongoing fund to prop-up non-bank lenders for small biz loans.

On ABC this am he said the hostage-video had 'achieved the desired result'- which was what? smoke & mirrors? Distraction from today's announcement?
3/ Joshie says we have 'immature or underdeveloped securitisation' in Aust.

What this means is: non-bank lenders who lend to small biz charge high rates bcuz it's high risk, their debt can't be sold on. So, Joshie wants to effectively buy their debt.…
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OK, I've been doing a bit more digging on @stuartrobertmp , you might want to listen up to this @ScottMorrisonMP

Late yesterday, Friday 12 Oct 2018, Stu said he had repaid $37,975.00 regarding his internet expenditure charged to the taxpayer for home internet.
#auspol #insiders
I decided to double-check Stu's figures, because quite frankly, I wouldn't trust Stu as far as I could throw him and I'm not real confident in the Finance Dept either, just quietly @MathiasCormann.
Stu was elected in 2007, MP for Fadden, QLD. He assumed office on 24 November 2007.

Robert served in both Abbott & Turnbull's Ministries, holding various portfolios including Minister for Human Services. Robert is currently Assistant Treasurer in the Morrison Ministry.
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I wasn’t planning on having anything more to say about the unsupported #EmmaHusar allegations which served to destroy her career, but it seems I’m going to have to clear some things up thanks to comments by @farrm51 @annabelcrabb on #TheDrum. Thread.
In the discussion of whether journalists should publish allegations before they are proven, and how false allegations can become fact (#fakenews), both took a swipe at Twitter users (the audience) for being responsible for spreading the allegations. Yep, that’s what they said.
@farrm51 specifically called Twitter users ‘digital idiots’ in this swipe. So let me go back a sec. How on earth does a discussion of ‘should the journalist have published?’ become yet another platform to criticise the audience of the news, rather than the journalists?
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@neighbour_s @4corners @FergusonNews @abcnews @KeriPhillips3 @PhillipAdams_1 @GeraldineDoogue @RNBreakfast @zdaniel @LisaMillar #4corners #abcnews #TheDrum #qanda #mediawatch #Russia #RNBreakfast
Will #4corners present James Clapper as credible? He supported bogus intelligence that led to Iraq war.
Is trusting Clapper a lazy way of showing contempt for Trump?…
@neighbour_s @4corners @FergusonNews @abcnews @KeriPhillips3 @PhillipAdams_1 @GeraldineDoogue @RNBreakfast @zdaniel @LisaMillar #4corners #Russia
'Mainstream liberals who despise Trump and yearn to drive him from office hold up Clapper as a man of unquestioned authority, integrity and patriotism — but no such qualities are available these days.'…
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